County in Ohio Adopts ASAP Program for Emergency Response
Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) automates communication between central stations and 911 centers to improve response time.
PITTSBURGH — Vector Security has announced that Delaware County, Ohio, has gone live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers, resulting in improved accuracy and speed of emergency response.
Transmitting data electronically speeds up alarm notification delivery and reduces the number of phone calls and processing time. It also eliminates human error or miscommunication between operators, allowing pertinent data to go directly to first responders within seconds.
“We are proud to be the first agency in Ohio to implement ASAP,” says Patrick Brandt, director of Delaware County Emergency Notifications. “Our county recognizes the benefits ASAP will bring in terms of better protecting our communities and looks forward to seeing successes early on in this rollout.”
ASAP delivers alarm notification information from central stations directly to public safety answering points (PSAPs) via computer rather than by phone.
Vector Security was the first alarm company to use ASAP in the city of Richmond, Va., back in 2012.
“There are a number of Vector Security customers in Delaware County who will benefit from this implementation,” says Anita Ostrowski, vice president of central station services, Vector Security. “We hope the positive impact that ASAP will bring to Delaware County will encourage other agencies to adopt ASAP.”
Learn more about ASAP here.
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